Ephesians 6:18 “Praying at all times in the SPIRIT, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…”
One must trust in the LORD with all of their heart. Relentlessly, endlessly seeking…
For the GOD of Creation wants none shrinking back, thus draws HE our souls — daily keeping.
Now given Finality’s curtain call pending, pray jealously, zealously — fervent!
To rescue from Apathy’s way, those weighted down; so bring Faith’s intercession, oh Servant!
As HIServant thankful for prayers from others on my behalf and grateful for this life remaining to return the blessing,
Devotional: Ezekiel 22:30 “And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.
When we couple Ephesians 6:18 and Ezekiel 22:30, we see two polar opposites meaning:
Those following through WITH intercession for the saints versus the challenge that are left when no one intercedes.
We all have the momentary mindset at times that when we go to church, we just need to get someone to pray for us.
While frequent pains and bitter tragedies press that Thought into our minds as being valid 24 hours a day…
…the truth is we should all start with “Who can I pray for first?
By first going around the room, by sincerely and primarily praying for others…
…by looking each person in their eyes and their hearts, then GOD brings others to lift us up.
Both directly AND indirectly! And for those times when we’re too broken or hurt or sick, etc to pray for others, let alone ourselves, HE gave us Romans 8:26.
“Likewise the SPIRIT helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the SPIRIT HIMSELF intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
So go to intercede and be a hands-on participant in serving others through prayer knowing clearly that HE does intercede for us!
Thank YOU, oh GOD for YOUR example! Amen and amen.